Yesterday the Governor announced that restaurants and bars that have a license to serve alcohol must shut down by 11pm beginning and ending no earlier than January 3rd. The restrictions come as a result of increasing COVID numbers across the state that will only continue to rise through the end …




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While the COVID-19 pandemic affected many aspects of our life, the hospitality industry in particular was hard hit.  As restaurants and bars were prohibited from having dine-in or on premises customers, there was a great deal of scrambling to find what to do in the interim.  While many restaurants transitioned …




Yes, usually we are restaurant-related around here, but we occasionally dabble in stories of upcoming places that have the potential to make a large impact in an area. Earlier this week we were tipped off about a suspicious RFQ for the city-owned War Memorial park. If you remember from early …




When you think of locations for breweries that have a chance to completely change the Arkansas beer scene, Morrilton is probably not high on the list. If Point Remove Brewing goes according to plan, it will have a significant impact on how the beer business in the state operates. Point …




Atlas Bar today made their temporary closure, which started in March, permanent. The South Main bar and restaurant enjoyed a year run and had hoped to reopen this summer after the shutdown. Talking with owner Tony Poe, the decision did not come lightly and he struggled for weeks with the …




At any other time, opening a new restaurant would still be difficult. The restaurant industry is among the hardest in the business world, requiring both acute business sensibility and plenty of artistry to succeed. But opening during a pandemic represents an even greater challenge and more risks. That is the …




Editor’s Note: It is always hard when a favorite food from a beloved place is gone. It doesn’t matter if it is from closure, a change in the kitchen, or just being taken off the menu, it always feels like a little part of us is gone. So we are …




If you are a long time reader around here, you know that we hold Zaffino by Nori in the highest regard. It is the Italian food in Little Rock that we judge all other Italian food by. So we were sad this afternoon when we saw that the beloved North …




We knew it was in the plans for a long time, but it appears Rebel Kettle Brewing is officially dead and buried. In its place is “East 6th Brewing” along with a new logo, funky colors, and a vastly different beer line up. The change should be expected, we began …




The state of Arkansas is slowly working toward bringing its economy back to life after a series of restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson gave restaurants the go-ahead to reopen their dining rooms on May 11 with some restrictions in place. However, with a few exceptions, …




Most restaurants in Central Arkansas appear to be staying put during the Phase 1 reopening phases, deciding to stick with carry out, curbside, and delivery options instead of reopening dining rooms at 33% capacity. Most of the ones we have spoken with cite understandable doubts about profitability with the limited …




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